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Work on New JAMF Software office to start in June

South Barstow Street won’t be the only part of Eau Claire’s downtown getting attention this summer: Work will begin in June to prepare the site of JAMF Software’s new office next to Phoenix Park. On May 14, the Eau Claire City Council voted ...

Expect the Best. Night. Ever.

an extravaganza of stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy

Comedy is about to get a lot bigger in Eau Claire. While stand-ups and improv comedy have existed and even thrived independently in the Chippewa Valley, a sense of unity has never quite been attained. A collection of local comedians is ...

The Darnedest Things

seeing the world through the words of my kids

So, my-six-year old daughter has been conducting experiments. Scientific experiments. Just the other day she decided to make a new kind of soap – an extremely scientific endeavor indeed. To make her sudsy concoction, she needed water, shampoo ...

Going for Gold

There’s gold in them thar hills” – and rivers and streams. Learn how to pan for gold at the Prospecting for Gold class Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Wise Nature Center of the Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek. Mike Wiersma ...

Hot Times in Cinder City

kick off summer right with Altoona’s annual fun fest

The 40th annual Cinder City Days is one of the first kick-off celebrations of summer in the Chippewa Valley. This four-day event in Altoona begins on Thursday, June 6, with a carnival, but the weekend brings even more fun. Starting Friday ...

Empowering Local Kids in the Great Outdoors

Young people in the Chippewa Valley have a lot to look forward to this fall. Kids and Mentors Outdoors (KAMO), a grassroots, nonprofit organization focused on conservation-based mentorships, will be setting up camp in the area ...

The Puppet Masters

CVTG stages adult puppet show Avenue Q

As we’re jumping into summer, CVTG will be bringing us a new, interesting show to accompany the season. Opening May 30 the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will be putting on the Tony award winning musical, Avenue Q. The show has also been noted ...

The Seven Years’ War

epic amount of time went into WWII battle game

Hobbies and interests come in every shape and form. Some hobbies are cheap and take no time at all, while others are lavish and time consuming. To say that lifelong war game lover Hans Kishel of Eau Claire has a hobby that is time-consuming is ...

City Gives Final OK to Get Diggin' on South Barstow

All systems are finally a go for the reconstruction of South Barstow Street. On May 14, the Eau Claire City Council voted unanimously to approve a $1.65 million contract with Haas Sons of Thorp to rebuild a five-block stretch of downtown ...

Just Spitballing

local author releases baseball biography

This is going to come as a shocker to you Chippewa Valley, but where I grew up, in the St. Croix Valley, we don’t have nearly as many famous people as you do.

Supporting the Strings

A few UW-Eau Claire music students are going to one heck of a helping hand from a new scholarship at the university. The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship will grant a full ride to four UW-Eau Claire string players each year, as well as ...

Thanks for Asking | May 23, 2013

our local Jack-of-all-Facts tells you how it is

The horses’ heads that are on the brick wall outside on The Livery on Wisconsin Street: Are they “new,” or left from when the building was actually a livery stable years ago?

Visit Eau Claire, UWEC Join Forces to Boost Tourism

UW-Eau Claire and Visit Eau Claire, the local tourism promotion agency, inked a deal May 17 they say could bring millions of new visitor dollars to the region. The agreement gives Visit Eau Claire “preferred scheduling” for ...

UWEC Small Business Center Grabs Statewide Honor

UW-Eau Claire’s Small Business Development Center apparently has developed a reputation for taking care of business … and of businesses. Now, the center is the winner of the 2013 Small Business Development Center Service Excellence Award for ...

Adding onto the House

electronic music project North House goes cinematic

Music’s evolution into the digital age has made it infinitely easier for artists to immediately share their songs with fans from around the world, and it has also altered the way in which music is produced. Instead of relying on a bevy ...

Will This Venue Work?

consultant’s study says yes, Confluence Project will boost economy by $4.5M

The downtown Eau Claire performing arts center proposed as part of the Confluence Project will directly create an estimated $4.5 million in economic activity in its first year, according to a consultant’s study released ...

Tune Talking: evolutions in V1’s Thursday night concerts

more space, new offerings, and a crowd-funding mission for the musicians

Every year we at Volume One are in awe of what this community has made of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Thursday nights in Phoenix Park. With well over 1,000 people coming out each week, the event has become a major summer mainstay...

On the Cover | May 23, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Kjell Olson

“I stumbled upon printmaking as a student when I took a class in relief printmaking. A Light on the Shore was a summer project where my goal was to depict an idealized scene from Lake Superior.”